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John Hoyer Updike (March 18, 1932 - January 27, 2009) is an American writer, poet, and literary critic. Born in Redding, Pennsylvania. Until the age of 13 he lived in Shillington, Pennsylvania. Graduated from Harvard University, where he studied English literature. He also completed one-year painting courses at the Oxford School of Painting in England. He worked for the New Yorker magazine, where he began to publish his first stories. John Updike`s childhood dream was the opportunity to become an artist in the company of Walt Disney (Walt Disney Studios), but to date it has not come true. John Updike is an American writer in society novels, short stories, and essays describing the life of the average white American provincial. The main themes of his works are the fears and hopes of his heroes, which are refracted in the perception of the latter through the prism of religion, sex and death. Updike was born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1932. He spent his childhood in the small town of Shillington (the same state). He was the son of a teacher and deacon who had emigrated from the Netherlands; his mother came from Germans. The boy was brought up in the family of his grandfather, where John was instilled in a Unitarian worldview. After graduating from high school in his hometown, he studied English literature at Harvard University. In 1953 Updike married Mary Entwistle Pennington (four children). In 1954 he successfully passed his final exams in a one-year painting course at the Oxford School of Art in England. In 1955 he became a contributor to The New Yorker magazine, where he published his first short stories. Two years later, Updike takes over the magazine`s criticism department. 1959: First novel. Since Updike`s first literary attempts met with a lively response from the public, in 1957 he made the decision to become a professional writer. John moves to Beverly Farms near Boston, Massachusetts and begins publishing one major work annually. In 1972-1975. served as Honorary Advisor to the Library of Congress. In 1974 he divorced his wife, later moved to Georgetown and married (1977) Martha Ruggles Bernard, adopting her three sons. A living classic of American literature. John Updike is the recipient of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in American journalism (for the novels The Rabbit Got Rich and The Rabbit Calm Down). On January 27, 2009, at the age of 77, the writer died at his estate in Massachusetts. The cause of death was lung cancer. Major works Rabbit Romances * (1960) Rabbit, Run * (1971) Rabbit Healed / Rabbit Redux * (1981) Rabbit Is Rich * (1990) Rabbit At Rest * (2001) Rabbit Remembered Beck Trilogy * (1970) Bech, a Book * (1982) Bech Is Back * (1998) Bech at Bay Buchanan Books * (1974) Buchanan Dying (a play) * (1992) Memories of the Ford Administration (a novel) Other works * (1959) The Poorhouse Fair * (1963) The Centaur * (1965) Of The Farm * (1968) Married couples / Couples * (1975) A Month Of Sundays * (1977) Let`s Get Marry / Marry Me * (1978) The Coup * (1984) The Witches of Eastwick * (1986) Roger & # 039 ; s Version * (1988) S.

* (1994) Brazil * (1996) In the Beauty of the Lilies * (1997) Toward the End of Time * (2000) Gertrude and Claudius / Gert rude and Claudius * (2002) Seek My Face * (2004) Villages * (2006) Terrorist / Terrorist (2008) The Widows of Eastwick Wikipedia People- peoples TSB site about the life and work of the writer The rabbit rested screen version of the writer`s works

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John Hoyer Updike (March 18, 1932 - January 27, 2009) is an American writer, poet, and literary critic. Born in Redding, Pennsylvania. Until the age of 13 he lived in Shillington, Pennsylvania. Graduated from Harvard University, where he studied English literature. He also completed one-year painting courses at the Oxford School of Painting in England. He worked for the New Yorker magazine, where he began to publish his first stories. John Updike`s childhood dream was the opportunity to become an artist in the company of Walt Disney (Walt Disney Studios), but to date it has not come true. John Updike is an American writer in society novels, short stories, and essays describing the life of the average white American provincial. The main themes of his works are the fears and hopes of his heroes, which are refracted in the perception of the latter through the prism of religion, sex and death. Updike was born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1932. He spent his childhood in the small town of Shillington (the same state). He was the son of a teacher and deacon who had emigrated from the Netherlands; his mother came from Germans. The boy was brought up in the family of his grandfather, where John was instilled in a Unitarian worldview. After graduating from high school in his hometown, he studied English literature at Harvard University. In 1953 Updike married Mary Entwistle Pennington (four children). In 1954 he successfully passed his final exams in a one-year painting course at the Oxford School of Art in England. In 1955 he became a contributor to The New Yorker magazine, where he published his first short stories. Two years later, Updike takes over the magazine`s criticism department. 1959: First novel. Since Updike`s first literary attempts met with a lively response from the public, in 1957 he made the decision to become a professional writer. John moves to Beverly Farms near Boston, Massachusetts and begins publishing one major work annually. In 1972-1975. served as Honorary Advisor to the Library of Congress. In 1974 he divorced his wife, later moved to Georgetown and married (1977) Martha Ruggles Bernard, adopting her three sons. A living classic of American literature. John Updike is the recipient of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in American journalism (for the novels The Rabbit Got Rich and The Rabbit Calm Down). On January 27, 2009, at the age of 77, the writer died at his estate in Massachusetts. The cause of death was lung cancer. Major works Rabbit Romances * (1960) Rabbit, Run * (1971) Rabbit Healed / Rabbit Redux * (1981) Rabbit Is Rich * (1990) Rabbit At Rest * (2001) Rabbit Remembered Beck Trilogy * (1970) Bech, a Book * (1982) Bech Is Back * (1998) Bech at Bay Buchanan Books * (1974) Buchanan Dying (a play) * (1992) Memories of the Ford Administration (a novel) Other works * (1959) The Poorhouse Fair * (1963) The Centaur * (1965) Of The Farm * (1968) Married couples / Couples * (1975) A Month Of Sundays * (1977) Let`s Get Marry / Marry Me * (1978) The Coup * (1984) The Witches of Eastwick * (1986) Roger & # 039 ; s Version * (1988) S. * (1994) Brazil * (1996) In the Beauty of the Lilies * (1997) Toward the End of Time * (2000) Gertrude and Claudius / Gert rude and Claudius * (2002) Seek My Face * (2004) Villages * (2006) Terrorist / Terrorist (2008) The Widows of Eastwick Wikipedia People- peoples TSB site about the life and work of the writer The rabbit rested screen version of the writer`s works